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LeapingStone is nascent non-profit working to enable universal primary education in West Africa. Leapingstone received its 501c3 in April, 2008. The organizations web site and logo are still under-construction.

Board members[edit]

  • Natalie Huberman, President
  • Melayha Fluke, Vice President
  • Jann Carr, Secretary
  • Curt Beckmann, Treasurer
  • Emmanualle Almeras
  • Jaime Grant

LEAPINGSTONE MOKR 2008-2009

Mission through 2010[edit]

Achieve sustainable "Tipping Point" quality education levels in in Dedeke, a village in Togo roughly 30 miles from the capital city, Lomé.

Objectives[edit]

Create infrastructure to facilitate and support development and allocation of capital. Draft and execute a fund-raising strategy sufficient to generate $xxx,000 through 2009. Develop and execute an allocation strategy. Implement a branding and marketing strategy.

Key Results[edit]

  • Create infrastructure to facilitate and support development and allocation of capital.
  • Obtain NFP status. Q1 (Done)
  • Open bank accounts. Q2 (done)
  • Obtain contact data (phone, fax, URL) Q1
  • Draft a strategy to ensure adequate oversight of fund distribution. Q1
  • Develop an investment strategy that creates a sustainable and growing endowment. Q2
  • Draft a budget that includes all operations and charitable donations. Q1
  • Develop an expenditure policy/strategy. Q1
  • Draft and execute a fund-raising strategy sufficient to generate $xxx,000 through 2009.
  • Create a broad and manageable fund-raising strategy. Q1
  • Draft a donor presentation. Q1
  • Develop and maintain a donor prospect database. Q1
  • Determine whether we are eligible for grants and apply for them if so. Q2
  • Raise $25,000. Q3
  • Raise $xxx,000. Q109
  • Develop and execute an allocation strategy.
  • Draft plan for how LS distributes funds in Africa (see oversight goal above). Q1
  • Send xxx children to school. Q209

Implement a branding and marketing strategy.[edit]

  • Develop corporate identity (logo, etc.) Q1
  • Launch a purpose-built web site that both evangelizes the LS message and generates donations. Q2
  • Develop network of like-minded NGO. Q3
  • Draft a white-paper on the impact of primary education on health, poverty, and domestic violence. Q3



This organization is a member of the Open Sustainability Network.